Old Fashioned Milk Paint All Natural Hemp Oil


Our Sweet Pickins All Natural Hemp Oil is a 100% natural, pure, food safe, solvent- free, naturally drying oil pressed from the seeds of the hemp plant. It will penetrate to provide a protective, water-resistant finish when used over milk paint, chalk paint, bare wood and worn wood finishes.


Hemp Oil brings out the colour in painted pieces and revives tired, old, dull wood. Hemp oil cures from the inside out to protect your project and is water resistant once dry. The oil will dry to a very slight satin finish, especially if you do more than one coat.

Food Safe. As well as being natural and non-VOC, Hemp Oil is completely food safe, which means it can be used on kitchen or food display items such as cutting boards, salad bowls and wooden utensils, as well as baby toys, cots and pet furniture. Our hemp oil has very little odour.

Hemp oil is also a great resist between 2 layers of milk paint to expose the 1st layer. Simply paint your 1st colour, apply the oil in random spots and then apply your 2nd coat. The spots that the hemp oil was applied will naturally resist the milk paint and you will get some great chipping. Experiment!

This 16floz bottle will cover approx 60 sq ft – coverage will depend on your application and dryness of wood.


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Old Fashioned Milk paint is run by a small, family dynamic which helps keep their process localised and traditional. Their studio and products are both United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Biobased, and California Certified Organic Farmers (CCOF) certified. This means their paint is made from biological products sourced through organic and raw materials, and it doesn’t include any food, feed, or fuel. Milk Paint uses the original recipe discovered in 1974 by Charles Thibeau, but the idea of milk paint has existed for thousands of years.

The primary materials used in the milk paint are Casein (milk proteins), lime, and earth pigments. This means that the paint they make is eco friendly, non-toxic, VOC-free, food-safe, and biodegradable, and it contains no chemicals, preservatives, fungicides, hydrocarbons or any other petroleum derivatives. Milk paint is known to be one of the world’s most durable paints, meaning it won’t chip or peel, and its rich colour won’t fade over time. Milk paint is perfect to use for those with chemical sensitivities, or even for your children’s toys.

Milk Paint arrives in a powder form, ready to be mixed with water to be activated. This comes in a resealable bag, which can be recycled when the paint is used up. This ensures minimal wastage when painting projects, and you can be sure the paint isn’t dried up when you come to touch it up!
Technical Specification
As a Finish: Apply with a brush or cloth. Let the oil penetrate for five to 30 minutes, then wipe off any excess with a clean, dry cotton cloth. Apply one to three coats, allowing about two hours between coats. Reapply every one or two years or as needed.

To Revive Old Finishes: Apply a small amount of oil with a cloth. Buff any excess with a clean cloth.

Full instructions on bottle.

Old Fashioned Milk Paint

Old Fashioned Milk Paint is the faithful recreation of an ancient homemade paint formula, containing just milk protein, lime and natural earth pigments, making it eco friendly, non-toxic, VOC-free, food-safe & biodegradable. Loved by woodworkers, furniture restorers and upcyclers as an authentic period finish on furniture or other wood projects, it is used to achieve vintage colour in a flat, chalky finish, quite unlike any other paint. Also now available for walls, milk paint arrives in powder form to be mixed with water.